Friday, September 28, 2012

last chance to sign up!

hello bay area friends,

last chance to sign up for my vintage bead class this sunday at teahouse - come join us!

we have a great group already, we'd love to have YOU too!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

earworm wednesday!

well, earworm tuesday was overtaken by the interview that was posted yesterday, so here's a song for your wednesday. one of the most powerful & amazing women i've seen perform. huge love for patti smith.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

another fun interview to share!

hello tuesday friends!

my lovely friend katrina has done an interview with my mister & me about our house in the butchertown, & all sorts of other tidbits about us. please go check it out: house tour

thank you sweet katrina!

Monday, September 24, 2012

pinterest love & inspiration

good morning! yes, it's monday, yes, it's early! but i'm pretty excited about my upcoming teahouse class :) i spent some of the weekend getting together my supplies & lining up a super fun assistant for us. assuming all you smart cookies already know about the joys of pinterest, i'm here to let you know that there is a board i've made up for my class - totally cute, fun, awesomely colored, different kinds of necklaces & hair bobs to be inspired by! go check out my teahouse necklace board" & come out & sign up! we are going to have a great time together! happy monday, xxx.

Friday, September 21, 2012

roadworks reminder!

hello all, a quick reminder that my friend katrina & i will be out at the roadworks show vending some of our cute wares tomorrow, saturday, from 12-5. it's supposed to be a beautiful day & my sprout studio wares? SERIOUSLY HEAVILY DISCOUNTED! get a jump on some holiday shopping y'all! there will be a few brand new pieces as well though being unveiled, please come out! happy weekend to you!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

a teahouse interview!

hello cute people!

there is a lovely little interview with me over on the teahouse blog today. some news about my world & to let y'all know there are a few more spots open in my fun class. spread the word & come on out for a fun time of making!

it's almost friday - hooray!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

for your tuesday morning.

...sometimes songs get utterly stuck in my head. so, earworm tuesday it is!

Monday, September 17, 2012

my necklace class!

hi all!

my necklace class at teahouse studio is coming up fast - 9/30, from 1-4. we'll be making two seed bead necklaces from all my vast collections of awesome vintage beads & we'll make two hair bobs; either barrettes, bobby pins, or one of each - again from my extensive collection of cute vintage beads & buttons :)

we have room for a few more! tell your friends & come on out. we'll chatter, drink tea, eat scones & be cozy making crafts! yay!

sign up HERE & spread the word!

happy monday!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

i am a thriftaholic.

yes i am. there is not too much that gets my heart racing like a good thrift run. i have a special one i love that is close to me. i think it's fair to say the regular customers there clearly are not looking for old flower mugs, 60's dresses, funky old thermoses & wacky ceramic vessels like me. my local thrift also does not have rolling carts, just hand baskets, which gets cumbersome & makes me a wee bit cray cray when the gets are good & my hand basket starts to *overflow*. then i have to text the mister & tell him to GET. DOWN. HERE. now & help me carry all the loot!

sometimes at my local thrift potentially creepy/charming (hard to tell?) men walk by you slowly, look you up & down, & tell you, 'beautiful face on you' --- slighty unnerving, another reason to text the mister stat & have some reinforcements come down.

this is a typical loot run; where i hyperventilate because i'm afraid other people are throwing that stuff into their basket as quick as i am.

the hardest part is coming home & figuring out what i will keep in my collections, & what will be go out into the world for the gleaner project & fly away to another treasure collector.

i am a thriftatholic, & it does my heart good.

Monday, September 10, 2012


my first foray into selling all my collected treasures in public went well - thank you so much for coming out & saying hi & supporting my gleaner habit! it is actually very hard for me to let go of all these gorgeous pretties that i have lovingly rescued from sad shelves in far flung thrifts across the nation. a piece of excitement in the find goes with each item into its new home.

i'll be out at the treasure island flea (hopefully) in october with my full set up again. hope to see you then :)

happy monday!

Friday, September 07, 2012

new porcelian pendant pieces

some new sprout studio pieces i've been fiddling around with. these are strung on vintage enamel chain & most are quite long. i learned a new technique on a few of them & i'm quite happy with how they are coming out. these will taken out for a spin at a few of the smaller holiday shows i'll be doing this year. i'm taking a retirement from the big huge shows i've been doing the last 7 years & staying local & staying small. i can breathe through the holidays a little easier that way :) stay tuned for details on shows.

detail of pendants

more detail of pendants

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

driftwood talisman sticks

i collected oodles of driftwood on the oregon vacation this summer. i have plans for them. i got around to painting one for a giftie this past week & i love it - i think this might be a mighty fine addiction to have.